Friday, July 31st
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)
150 NW First Street
The ride will be going through East Little Havana, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Wynwood, Overtown, and Downtown Miami. Total distance is approximately 16 miles.
All eyes appear to be on Miami Critical Mass and it’s time for participants to prove the opposition wrong. Everyone riding is solely responsible for their actions and should lead by example. If you see someone riding or behaving irresponsibly, then let them know it’s not acceptable. If you’re partaking in the ride, then it’s your duty to positively influence others. Ride safely and be courteous to everyone in the community, if you can’t do this then quite simply you are not welcomed. There’s no room for hostile, drunk, moronic individuals. There are a lot of great people on these rides, enjoying their city by bicycle for 1-2 hours on the last Friday of every month, and it’s rather unfortunate that a few bad apples can ruin this special occurrence for everyone else. To frustrated motorists, borrow a bicycle and try joining the ride sometime with some friends. You never know, you just may experience one of the most fun, free, and healthy social gatherings South Florida has to offer.
Bicycle Rules & Safety Tips
Sunday, July 26th
El Palacio de Los Jugos
14300 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33184
The Vuelta a Miami is back for it's 7th edition come Sunday, July 26th. The 95 mile race along Krome Avenue and US-27 is considered the largest and toughest cycling race in South Florida. Come spectate with your friends and family, they'll have food, music, and entertainment.
Pro 1-2, Cat 3, Cat 4, Master 35+ / 45+
Registration fee: $50
Visit ProCyclingMiami.com for more information and to register.
For the past several years local cyclists have expressed safety concerns over the existing narrow and poorly marked bicycle lanes on Crandon Boulevard, one of the most popular cycling routes in South Florida. Well, it appears that on Monday, July 13th Miami-Dade County PWWM will finally begin work on the Crandon Boulevard milling and resurfacing project, a project which was delayed due to the emergency rehabilitation needed for the Bear Cut Bridge in late 2012.
In an attempt to discourage speeding, the traffic lanes on Crandon Boulevard from the east end of Bear Cut Bridge (Crandon Marina) to just west of the Calusa Circle will be narrowed from 12' to 11' which simultaneously will add a 2' buffer to the existing bike lanes. The bicycle lanes will be painted green (intersections will include peg-a-tracking) and Miami-Dade PWWM will also install white vibratory lines (rumble strips) to alert motorists drifting into the bicycle lane. Most of the work is expected to take place at night and should be completed in December.
The project is located along Crandon Blvd. from the Crandon Park Marina to Calusa Circle in Miami-Dade County Commission District 7. This project has been initiated to improve the roadway surface, driving conditions and enhance existing bicycle facilities along the Causeway. The scope of work includes the following: milling, resurfacing, signing and pavement markings to include green pavement and vibratory lines.
Construction is scheduled to begin on July 13, 2015 and is anticipated to be completed in December 2015.
*The construction schedule above is weather permitting.
Methodology and Efforts:
All efforts are being made to minimize the impact from construction activities to area residents, schools, businesses and motorists. The area will be restored to its original condition immediately upon the completion of construction activities. The restoration activities will address any areas impacted by the project, such as grassy areas, sidewalks and others items affected by the construction.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Mr. Frank Calderon, Communications Manager, Public Information and Outreach Division, at 305-375-4815 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click image above to view 145 photos from the Miami Critical Mass ride in June!
Also, check out this brief but cool aerial footage of the ride below. The June ride traversed through Riverside, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Little Havana, Overtown, OMNI, Park West, and Downtown. Next ride is July 31st.
Saturday, July 11th
150 NW First Street
Join Emerge Miami for their 6th Annual Sweet Treats Ride, as they scope out local eateries in search of encounters of the sugary kind!
"Bring your bike, cash, and your appetite as we explore some of Miami's best bakeries and ice creameries."
Bunnie Cakes*, Colony1, Lulu's Ice Cream, and Fireman Derek's Key Lime Pies
*Vegan & Gluten-Free options available at this location
Facebook event page.